Ron Johnson Discipleship Podcast

E153 Literature: Why did Pilgrims build nations?

The ideas and language of the Bible have radically shaped western civilization. This is why a knowledge of the Scriptures is absolutely essential to understand both English literature and the ideas that have shaped American culture. So why is this the case? What makes the Bible so unique when compared to the writings of other cultures and historical periods? The Bible's impact on literature made it the West's source of cultural authority. It logically follows that our current rejection of the Truth of the Scriptures is resulting in widespread moral disintegration and intellectual anarchy. America's hope lies in her return to the Bible and to the ideas and values which created American exceptionalism in the first place.

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